March 4, 2016: Mumbai, India, Man Sentenced on Misbranding Charge
Ummer Nishad, 27, of Mumbai, India, was sentenced last week in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg to imprisonment for a term of four months and ten days. He was also ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution and agreed to be removed to India following the completion of his prison term.
“Ensuring the health and safety of the citizens of the Western District of Virginia by prosecuting those who import misbranded drugs is one of the most crucial tasks my office can perform,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “I am grateful for the hard work of the agents with the FDA for investigating this case and bringing charges against this individual.”
The investigation of the case was conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.